Just testing clicking sound - an issue for crack peepers

Started Sep 17, 2011 | Discussions thread
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novak977 Senior Member • Posts: 1,400
Just testing clicking sound - an issue for crack peepers

Ok, I did few dozen videos and didn't notice a clicking sound until I read about it on engadget (via dpreview).
So went to my studio-like quite bathroom to test it.
Recorded few minutes and here are the findings.

If you rapidly move your camera left and right, and there is no ambient noise - yes you hear it.
But you really have to move camera quite fast and rapidly change the direction.

So here is my conclusion:

If I had NEX-5n for my previous 30 years of photography and 20 years of video recording, I would never notice the clicking sound, that's how crazy you have to move the camera. It makes even more sound if you bang your camera really hard against your kitchen counter, and you typically don't do that.

So the whole problem is ridiculous - I do hope Sony fix it because of those "cracking peepers" - it will never affect any user in real life situation unless you are tracking a fly on crack(ing) flying 3 inches in front of your nose and rapidly changing direction!

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